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Film Picks: Jimami Tofu, Danish Film Festival, and more

Jimami Tofu
Jimami TofuPHOTO: BANANAMANA FILMS
Borge Mogensen - Designs For Life
Borge Mogensen - Designs For LifePHOTO: DANISH FILM FESTIVAL
Le Brio
Le BrioPHOTO: FRANCOPHONIE FESTIVAL
Beauty and The Dogs
Beauty and The DogsPHOTO: THE PROJECTOR

JIMAMI TOFU (PG)

121 minutes

Made by Singapore-based actors and film-makers Jason Chan and Christian Lee, this tells the story of Ryan, a Singaporean chef (Chan, above), and his romance with the cuisine of Okinawa and two women, Yuki (Mari Yamamoto) and Nami (Rino Nakasone). This is a special screening organised by producers Bananamana Films and the Singapore Film Society.

WHERE: GV Max, Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: March 28, 7.45pm ADMISSION: $15 INFO: bit.ly/JimamiGV


DANISH FILM FESTIVAL

The festival this year features documentaries about design, covering architecture, modern art and food sustainability.

In Borge Mogensen - Designs For Life (rating TBA, 2015), the man who helped create the Danish Modern furniture movement is shown, through interviews with his son and archive footage, to be obssesed with creating the perfect chair.

WHERE: The Projector, Golden Mile Tower level 5, 6001 Beach Road MRT: Nicoll Highway WHEN: March 16 - 18 ADMISSION: $13.50 INFO: theprojector.sg


FRANCOPHONIE FESTIVAL

In this event that celebrates the diversity of the French language around the world, films from Belgium, Canada and Switzerland, among others, will be screened.

The list includes Belgian drama Le Brio (NC16, 95 minutes). A professor (Daniel Auteuil) is caught on video in a racist rant and as part of his punishment, he is told to mentor the student (Camelia Jordana) he offended.

WHERE: Alliance francaise de Singapour, 1 Sarkies Road MRT: Newton WHEN: Till March 22 ADMISSION: $15 ($13 for members) INFO: alliancefrancaise.org.sg/cultural-events


FILMS OF FRANCOIS OZON

This celebration of films by acclaimed French film-maker includes Beauty And The Dogs (PG13, 100 minutes), a drama based on a true story of a woman facing censure from a society that refuses to believe her.

Mariam (Mariam Al Ferjani) meets Youssef (Ghanem Zrelli) at a party. The next day, after she speaks up about what happened afterwards, her nightmare begins.

WHEN: The Projector, Golden Mile Tower, Level 5, Beach Road MRT: Nicoll Highway WHEN: Ongoing, various times ADMISSION: $13.50 INFO: theprojector.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 09, 2018, with the headline 'Film Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe